The Big Green Athletics Raises $5,000 for Dartmouth United Way!
The Big Green home opener on Oct. 26 earned the football team a 2-0 record and provided an early boost for the 2015 Dartmouth United Way campaign.
“I’m pleased to report that we had an excellent turnout for our United Way game on Saturday night, as our Big Green football team rolled over Sacred Heart 49-7,” says Bob Ceplikas ’78, deputy director of athletics. “This has enabled Dartmouth Athletics to make another $5,000 donation to Granite United Way to help kick off our campus campaign.”
At halftime, Harry Sheehy A’55, director of athletics and recreation, and Katie Kobe, director of development for Granite United Way presented Dartmouth game balls to United Way volunteer honorees, Kevin Kober of Ledyard National Bank and Dartmouth campaign volunteer Mimi Simpson, Tuck ’89, executive director in the Office of the President.
The team also debuted the new United Way video with Gail Gentes and Phil Hanlon on the stadium video board. Athletics plans to show United Way promotional videos during each home game this fall, says Ceplikas.
The 2015 Dartmouth United Way campaign kicks-off on Oct. 14, and Dartmouth faculty and staff will receive United Way giving forms soon after.
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Adding to the excitement of Big Green's No. 2 preseason ranking and high hopes for ending a nearly 20-year drought in the pursuit of the Ivy League crown, the team will honor Dartmouth faculty and staff with an employee appreciation ticket discount and tailgate party, and a chance to raise money for Upper Valley community programs. Athletics will donate a dollar from every adult ticket sold to the College's United Way campaign. Read more...
Granite United Way: Working Together, Improving Lives in the Upper Valley
Upper Valley residents know how to work together and make positive change happen in their community. Your United Way gift, of any size, can make a tremendous difference to our community.
Granite United Way Born at Dartmouth 41 Years Ago
The United Way has conducted a campaign at Dartmouth College since 1973. Dartmouth College and the UVUW share a long history.
The Upper Valley United Way traces its own beginnings to a special community meeting in November 1971. The Rev. John Mitman of Dartmouth's Tucker Foundation, and chairman of the Tri-Town Resource Exchange's Community Service Committee, presented the committee's findings of their study to determine the best vehicle for local service agencies "to communicate, co-operate, co-ordinate, plan and raise money together."
The committee proposed the establishment of a United Way, and the community vote was unanimously in favor. Since then, the Dartmouth College campaign has ranked as the largest employee campaign in the Upper Valley and is endorsed by the President's office and the entire administration of the college.
Last Updated: 10/1/15